International Rights

Stolen Girl

  • ISBN 9781338665147, Paperback
  • ISBN 9781338233049, Hardcover
  • ISBN 9781338233063, Ebook
  • 208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12
A companion to Making Bombs for Hitler and The War Below, this novel follows a Ukrainian girl who was kidnapped as a child to be raised by a Nazi family.

Nadia is haunted by World War II. Her memories of the war are messy, coming back to her in pieces and flashes she can't control. Though her adoptive mother says they are safe now, Nadia's flashbacks keep coming.Sometimes she remembers running, hunger, and isolation. But other times she remembers living with a German family, and attending big rallies where she was praised for her light hair and blue eyes. The puzzle pieces don't quite fit together, and Nadia is scared by what might be true. Could she have been raised by Nazis? Were they her real family? What part did she play in the war?What Nadia finally discovers about her own history will shock her. But only when she understands the past can she truly face her future.Inspired by startling true events, Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch delivers a gripping and poignant story of one girl's determination to uncover her truth.

Rights Sold

  • Audio English North America
  • Chinese Simplified
  • English (Australia)
  • English (NZ)
  • French (N. Amer.)
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Ukrainian

Selling Points

• Historical topics of interest to today’s readers
• Skrypuch is an acclaimed author of award-winning historical fiction
• There are few books for young readers about these little-known events of WWII
• Author is a strong self-promoter on social media, in schools, bookstores and libraries


  • Winner, SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Award - Americas, 2011
  • Short-listed, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year For Children, 2011
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2011
  • Short-listed, OLA Golden Oak Award, 2011
  • Runner-up, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2012
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2021
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2011
  • Commended, IODE Canada Violet Downey Recommended List, 2011
  • Commended, OLA Best Bets, 2011
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2011